Going out to war is not always a bad thing – so long as it is going “out” to war and not going “in” to war.
A plethora of Mitzvoth, connections, are iterated: from captives, burial, and found objects, to laws of mixology, intimacy, and immoral behavior. Laws of slavery, military camps, and economics, to marriage, fiscal responsibly, and divorce. Amalek (also symbolic of doubt) is the mortal the Jewish people. We always must remember Amalek and how they tried to squash our freedom as we left Egypt. We must erase any semblance of this darkness from the face of the light earth.
In the last few centuries different approaches developed to find some way to relieve the tension between faith and modernity. This essay considers this ideaRead More
A Chassidic discourse on “Remember what Amalek did to you on the road when you were going out of Egypt.” The symbolism of wine and vinegar.Read More